Philadelphia PHL Airport Terminal Map
Main Terminal / Concourses at Philadelphia PHL Airport
The passenger terminal complex at Philadelphia International Airport consists of seven passenger terminals: TA-West, TA-East, TB, TC, TD, TE & TF, which offer access to corresponding garages. Terminals B & C, as well as D & E are connected. As distances between the terminals can be long, even with courtesy shuttles running between Terminals, it is advisable to budget in an extra 30 minutes if you need to connect from an international flight to a regional one. However, transfer passengers do not need to re-enter security checks, as all but Terminal F are connected at post-security areas.
Getting around PHL: As all terminals, other than TF, are connected at post-security areas by moving walkways, and the shuttle bus connects directly to the F gates, transfer passengers do not need to re-enter security checks.
Free large shuttle buses, operated by US Airways , make the following connections at post-security areas, where they run FROM Terminal F (gate F14) only to either gates C16 or A1; and TO Terminal F only from either Gate C16 or Gate A1. Gate C16 provides connections to Terminals C & B, while gate A1 provides connections to Terminals A-East & West.
International Arrivals: Terminal A-West is the only terminal with US Immigration & Customs. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Allow at least 35-45 minutes to connecting terminal.
Terminal A of Philadelphia International has Concourses A-West & A-East, with gates 14-17 in the main terminal; gates 18-26 at Concourse A West, and gates 1-13 at Concourse A East.
Concourse A-West with gates A18-A26 - is currently used by British Airways, Lufthansa & US Airways (transatlantic & international). It houses an International Arrivals Hall and a Customs hall connected to A-West Ticketing on one end, and Concourse A-East on the other. Terminal A-West is the only Terminal with US Immigration & Customs, and serves all international flights except those with U.S. pre-clearance facilities.
Airline lounges: American Airlines Admiral's Club; British Airways Speedwing Lounge.
Concourse A-East with gates A1-A13 (the USO facility is near A6) - is currently used by American & American Eagle, Frontier, Spirit & US Airways. It shares ticketing with Terminal A-West and is mostly used for domestic flights with Concourse A-East A connector from Terminal A-East Ticketing leads to the Baggage Claim A-East, and to the terminal connector to Terminal B/C. A new baggage inspection system (CBIS) is scheduled for July 2014.
Terminals A & B are connected by post-security walkway which houses the Minute Suites ('The Travelers Retreat'), offering private suites for an hourly fee (13 pivate suites are equipped with a daybed for 2, noise reduction, & NAP26TM audio program delivering 3 hrs worth of sleep in only 26 mins). Rooms have high-definition TV with internet and flight-tracking data. Minute Suites with 2 workstation cubicles and a reception desk are located in the A/B Link.
Terminals B & C of Philadelphia International - with Concourse B gates B1-B16, and Concourse C gates C16-C31 on opposite sides - are the two main US Airways terminals, connected by a shopping mall and a food court. They house B/C ticketing and connect to the Baggage Claim B/C and to the Terminal Connector to Terminal D. The US Airways Club is at B/C.
The B/C connector offers a large range of amenities & services.
Terminal D of Philadelphia International - with Concourse D gates D1-D16 - is currently used by Air Canada, Alaska, Delta /Delta Connection & United Airlines. Delta ticketing is in TE, while gates are in TD. TD is connected to TE on the Ticketing level, and both terminals share new baggage claim in the new D/E Connector. TD also connects to Terminal B/C's shopping area through a post-security walkway.
Terminal E of Philadelphia International - with Concourse E gates E1-E17, is currently used by AirTran, JetBlue, Southwest & Virgin America. NOTE: Delta gates are in TD, while ticketing is in TE. TE shares ticketing & concessions with TD, and the baggage claim at the D/E Connector.
The new three-level D/E Connector building - completed September 2013 - between Terminals D & E, houses on level 1 the new in-line baggage system; on level 2 the 14-lane passenger security screening area for both terminals, and on level 3 airline offices.
NOTE: new ticket counters & concessions are added, and TD & TE baggage claims expanded, as well as the E concourse (adding a 2-level addition at its end for airline operations, hold rooms, concessions & 3 new gates. Completion is scheduled for June 2015. (Some of the work may have already been completed.)
Terminal F of Philadelphia International - with F gates F1-39 (Concourse 1 gates F1-F9; Concourse 3 gates F24-39; Concourse 2 gates F10-F23), is currently only used by US Airways Express. On the North side of the Terminal Complex is Terminal F Ticketing with attached Baggage Claim F and a Terminal Connector to Terminal E, as well as access to Concourses 1 with gates F1-F9, Concourse 3 with gates F24-39, and Concourse 2 with gates F10-23.
NOTE: Part of Terminal F's major overhaul project - the 'Hub' - located where the 3 concourses intersect - has completed its renovation & expansion work in late 2013, with four times more of space for added food & drink and retail concessions - upscale dining included. XpresSpa now offers shaves & showers. On the Hub's mezzanine level the US Airways Club nearly tripled its space.
The remainder of Terminal F's overhaul project involves a new baggage claim facility on the Arrival Road, added security screening lanes, new taxi stand on Arrivals Road & finally a corridor which links TF to the other terminals at its secured side. This should be completed by 2016.
Head out into Terminal A main area, turn right and continue down walkway, follow signs for Terminal B, turn right into Terminal B
Walk Time: 12 min
Head out into Terminal A main area, follow signs for shuttle, take shuttle to Terminal B
Shuttle Time: 11 to 21 min
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